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Las Vegas - Day 4
February 2011
Sunday was another nice weather day that started out with a trip down to Mandalay Bay to go to Shark Reef Aquarium followed by a monorail ride to Excalibur for lunch at the Sherwoord Forest Cafe. Then headed back up to the Bellagio to see the fountain show by daylight before staking out a good place to watch the Sirens of TI show at Treasure Island. After the show we took a cab to Fremont Street. After gazing at all the neon that makes you feel like you're in the Las Vegas of yesteryear, we had dinner at the Golden Nugget before catching one of the night's Fremont Street Experience shows. A show projected onto a massive space frame screen that covers the whole street. Once back at the Paris, we finally hit the creperie and had some real French crepes to finish off another busy day.

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DAY 3 | LAS VEGAS INDEX | DAY 5
04-001 Luxor Sphinx & Pyramid 04-002 Luxor Pyramid 04-003 Mandalay Bay
Pulling up to the Luxor, you're greated by a sphynx.
The Luxor pyramid is one of the most unique (and coolest) buildings in Las Vegas
Mandaly Bay anchors the southern end of the Strip
04-004 Border Grill & Shark Reef Aquarium Sign 04-005 Komodo Dragon 04-006 Piranha
Mandalay Bay is home to Shark Reef Aquarium
The Komodo Dragon at Mandalay Bay's Shark Reef Aquarium
There was a staff member standing at the piranha tank to make sure small children or dumb adults don't put their fingers in the tank.
04-007 Green Tree Monitor 04-010 Aquarium Tunnel 04-013 Jellyfish
Green Tree Monitor at Mandalay Bay's Shark Reef Aquarium
The coolest part of Mandalay Bay's Shark Reef Aquarium is the tunnel that lets you walk through the shark tank.
They're not quite as dangerous as the sharks, but these jelly fish could do some damage of their own
04-014 Stingray 04-015 Stingray 04-016 Sharks
One of many stingrays at Mandalay Bay's Shark Reef Aquarium
This stingray was available to be petted
They call it Shark Reef Aquarium for a reason!
04-018 Sea Turtle 04-024 Bellagio Fountains 04-025 Bellagio Fountains
Green Sea Turtle at Mandalay Bay's Shark Reef Aquarium
The Bellagio fountain show begins
The Ballagio fountains look very different during the day
04-028 Bellagio Fountains 04-035 Bellagio Fountains 04-036 Bellagio Fountains
The Ballagio fountains are impressive any time of day
The Bellagio's computer controlled fountains created continually varying paterns
The Bellagio fountains propel water more than 10 stories high
04-038 Bellagio Fountains 04-039 Treasure Island Siren Ship 04-041 Treasure Island Siren Ship
The Bellagio fountains propel water more than 10 stories high
The ship of the sirens at Treasure Island
The giant naked woman on the front of this ship denotes that it's not the pirate ship, but the siren ship.
04-042 Wynnn & Encore 04-043 Pallazzo 04-046 Sirens of TI Show
The Wynn with the Encore to the left of it
The Pallazzo Resort is the sequel to the Venetian
The SIrens of TI show at Treasure Island
04-047 Treasure Island Pirate Ship 04-048 Sirens of TI Show 04-049 Sirens of TI Show
When the show starts the pirate ship travels around the front of Treasure Island
The Sirens of TI show at Treasure Island
Here come the pirates!
04-052 Sirens of TI Fire 04-054 Sirens of TI Show 04-055 Sirens of TI Show
The massive fireballs quickly take the chill out of the night air
Ironically, the cast of the show is actually dressed more conservatively than many of the tourist girls we passed on the street.
The Sirens of TI show at Treasure Island
04-056 Sirens of TI Show 04-058 Sirens of TI Show 04-059 Sirens of TI Show
The pirate ship sinks
What's a pirate show with someone walking the plank?
Just watching these guys in the water makes you cold.
04-061 Sirens of TI Show 04-062 Sirens of TI Show 04-063 Sirens of TI Fireworks
The Sirens of TI show at Treasure Island
The Sirens of TI show at Treasure Island
The Sirens of TI show ends with a bang, fireworks to be exact.
04-064 Sirens of TI Fireworks 04-065 4 Queens 04-066 Fremont Street
The Sirens of TI show ends with a bang, fireworks to be exact.
The 4 Queens Casino on Fremont Street
The Fremont Experience is a giant screen that coveres the entire street
04-067 Fremont Street 04-068 Binion's 04-069 Cowboy Sign
The Fremont Experience screen while nothing is being projected on it
Binions, fomerly the Horseshoe is one of Las Vegas' oldest casinos
That's a giant neon cowboy
04-070 Golden Gate 04-072 Golden Goose 04-073 Binion's
The Golden Gate Casino is home to the original shrimp cocktail.
The Golden Goose sign looks like a blast from Las Vegas' neon past.
Binions, fomerly the Horseshoe is one of Las Vegas' oldest casinos
04-074 Golden Nugget Pool & Aquarium 04-075 Golden Nugget Pool & Aquarium 04-076 Golden Nugget Pool & Aquarium
The pool at the Golden Nugget features waterfalls and a shark tank.
The pool at the Golden Nugget features waterfalls and a shark tank.
The pool at the Golden Nugget has lounge chairs in the pool. You can sit and watch the shark tank.
04-077 Glitter Gulch Sign 04-080 Fremont Street Experience 04-082 Fremont Street Experience
Some strip clubs keep a low profile, then there's Glitter Gulch.
The Fremont Experience show featured Don McLean's American Pie.
All of the neon lights of the casinos are turned off while the Fremont Experience show goes on
04-084 Fremont Street Experience 04-085 Fremont Street Experience 04-086 Fremont Street Experience
Any show that features old diner menus is right up my alley!
The show lights up Freemont Street like daylight
It's like watching an IMAX movie out on the street
04-088 Fremont Street Experience 04-089 Fremont Street Experience 04-090 Sax Player
The coolest part of the show is when an Apollo rocket flies the length of the street turning the "sky" red with fire.
The day the music died
Fremont Street also features street performers such as this sax player
04-091 Fremont Casino 04-092 Fitzgerald's Sign 04-093 Fremont Street
The Fremont Casino sports a classic Las Vegas neon facade.
Fitzgeralds Casino on Fremont Street
You can ride a zipline under the Fremont Street Experience screen over the heads of the crowd
04-094 Golden Nugget Sign
The Golden Nugget in Atlantic City closed years ago (though it will soon return) but the one in Las Vegas has operated continuously in since 1946

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